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Week of August 28 - September 3, 2016

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Sunday, August 28, 2016

A Vauclusienne tournament in which teams can be made of one, two, or three players. All teams play with 6 boules.

Participants can pre-register with La Boule New Yorkaise or register onsite the day of the tournament. Entry fee is $10/person and membership in any Petanque club is required for all participants. 

 
Monday, August 29, 2016

Ola!

Bryant Park speaks Brazilian Portuguese, Italian, and Japanese with instruction by inlingua. Learn a new language in these standalone beginner classes. Classes are not cumulative, so you may attend any class throughout the season without needing to play catch up.

Registration is required, and opens one week before each class date. Please email inlinguainBryantPark@inlingua.com to reserve a spot. 20 student capacity per class. Attendance limited to one class for each language offered.

For more information, check out the inlingua Language Classes post on the Bryant Park blog.

 

Test your coordination and dexterity with free juggling lessons in the park. All skill levels are welcome to join in the fun. Equipment is provided.

 

The Cinema of the Coen Brothers: Hard Boiled Entertainments.. 

With resident film expert Scott Adlerberg and Professor/Author Jeffrey Adams.

 

***Happy Birthday Frank – September 1, 2016***

Frank Owens (Pianist/Arranger/Composer/Musical Director) has had a career in virtually all aspects of the music profession. His television credits include the First David Letterman Show in 1980 and It’s Showtime at the Apollo. He received a gold record for the rhythm concept of Tony Orlando and Dawn’s Tie a Yellow Ribbon ‘Round the Old Oak Tree. In addition to Tony Orlando, he has worked with a diverse array of singers including Johnny Mathis, John Denver, Chubby Checker, Petula Clark, and Lena Horne. On Broadway, Ain’t Misbehavin’ and Sophisticated Ladies. Mr. Owens hosts an open mic every Friday evening, 7:00 to 10:30pm at Margrave House, 111 W. 71st Street, New York City. 

Presented by:
Bryant Park Corporation
Sam Ash Music Stores 
Local 802 of the American Federation of Musicians
Jazz Center of New York
Music Performance Trust Fund

 

Learn to play the American version (National Mah Jongg League standard) of the ancient Chinese game of tiles, with instruction by Linda Fisher. This game draws in a friendly crowd!

 
Tuesday, August 30, 2016

Free classes for all ages and experience levels. 

Bryant Park Tai Chi is provided by the Tai Chi Chuan Center and led by teachers and students who train at CK Chu Tai Chi under the direction of Jeremy Hubbell.

Classes are rain or shine.

 

Perfect your downward dog under the trees at our 13th season of outdoor yoga classes, presented by Athleta with instructors curated by Yoga Journal. Athleta provides a colorful selection of mats - no need to bring your own.

Today's class is led by Alison McCue. Alison teaches a powerful, well-sequenced flow that offers the body and mind full workouts. She believes flowing with the breath and finding the stillness of the mind are just as important as the movement of the body. She challenges students physically and then allows them to go further in thoughtful yin positions for a fully integrated experience. Today, Ali teaches several classes a week at many Powerflow Yoga locations and is the chief marketing officer for all 10 PFY studios.

RSVP online at http://bryantparkyoga.eventbrite.com. Walk-ins are welcome as well. 

 

 

Test your coordination and dexterity with free juggling lessons in the park. All skill levels are welcome to join in the fun. Equipment is provided.

 

***Happy Birthday Frank – September 1, 2016***

Frank Owens (Pianist/Arranger/Composer/Musical Director) has had a career in virtually all aspects of the music profession. His television credits include the First David Letterman Show in 1980 and It’s Showtime at the Apollo. He received a gold record for the rhythm concept of Tony Orlando and Dawn’s Tie a Yellow Ribbon ‘Round the Old Oak Tree. In addition to Tony Orlando, he has worked with a diverse array of singers including Johnny Mathis, John Denver, Chubby Checker, Petula Clark, and Lena Horne. On Broadway, Ain’t Misbehavin’ and Sophisticated Ladies. Mr. Owens hosts an open mic every Friday evening, 7:00 to 10:30pm at Margrave House, 111 W. 71st Street, New York City. 

Presented by:
Bryant Park Corporation
Sam Ash Music Stores 
Local 802 of the American Federation of Musicians
Jazz Center of New York
Music Performance Trust Fund

 

Free beginner classes presented by Knitty City. Yarn and needles are provided.

Call Knitty City at 212-787-5896 to register, or take a chance and drop by.

 

Test your coordination and dexterity with free juggling lessons in the park. All skill levels are welcome to join in the fun. Equipment is provided.

 

Stop in during our weekly Game Socials to play multi-player co-op, strategy, and party games. The first session is structured as a game demo so you can learn the basics. In the weeks following, join the social to develop strategy and skill.

Tuesdays: Forbidden Island and Shadows Over Camelot
Wednesdays: Settlers of Catan and Carcassonne
Fridays: Wits & Wagers and King of Tokyo

 

Featuring the poets:

Maya Pindyck

Daniel Tobin

Cynthia Cruz

Jen Levitt

Produced in partnership with Four Way Books

 
Wednesday, August 31, 2016

Join The Rise NYC, a community-driven pop-up fitness group, for a Boot Camp on the Fountain Terrace, on the Sixth Avenue side of the park. Rotations through exercises like crunches, planks, push-ups, burpees, and mountain climbers ensure a mixture of cardio and strength training that will keep you coming back--and seeing results. 

No equipment necessary; smiles and high-fives encouraged. Rain or shine.

For more information, check out our blog post.

 

This class, presented by the Shinnyo Center for Meditation & Well-Being, translates fundamental Buddhist principles into experiences that can be accessible to anyone in contemporary society. The Walking Meditation classes will begin at the Upper Terrace gravel (across from the Bryant Park Cafe) with opening remarks and instruction; then, the class will conduct a slow and mindful turn about the park. With the Walking Meditation class, you'll have already had a powerful experience by the time you go into work!

 

Join us for an enjoyable walking tour of Bryant Park, and discover how Bryant Park Corporation successfully transformed "Needle Park" of the 1970s into Manhattan's Town Square of today. Our guides are loaded with expertise on the park's rich history, award-winning design, distinct amenities, and ongoing maintenance efforts.

Registration is required. Click here to register with Eventbrite. Please arrive at the Fountain by 10:55am to check-in with the guide. Tour will depart promptly at 11am.

FAQs

What is your cancellation policy?
Tours will continue as scheduled in light rain, but will be cancelled in heavy rain or inclement weather.

How large are tour groups?
Tours are capped at 20 participants. Please contact tours@urbanmgt.com if you plan to attend with a group larger than six people.

Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?
No need!

 

Test your coordination and dexterity with free juggling lessons in the park. All skill levels are welcome to join in the fun. Equipment is provided.

 

***Happy Birthday Frank – September 1, 2016***

Frank Owens (Pianist/Arranger/Composer/Musical Director) has had a career in virtually all aspects of the music profession. His television credits include the First David Letterman Show in 1980 and It’s Showtime at the Apollo. He received a gold record for the rhythm concept of Tony Orlando and Dawn’s Tie a Yellow Ribbon ‘Round the Old Oak Tree. In addition to Tony Orlando, he has worked with a diverse array of singers including Johnny Mathis, John Denver, Chubby Checker, Petula Clark, and Lena Horne. On Broadway, Ain’t Misbehavin’ and Sophisticated Ladies. Mr. Owens hosts an open mic every Friday evening, 7:00 to 10:30pm at Margrave House, 111 W. 71st Street, New York City. 

Presented by:
Bryant Park Corporation
Sam Ash Music Stores 
Local 802 of the American Federation of Musicians
Jazz Center of New York
Music Performance Trust Fund

 

Six exemplary NYC bands playing music from a range of cultures, each featuring an accordion, perform to thousands on the lawn. Produced with Ariana’s List.

Bands:
Silver City Bound (American Roots) 
Barynya Balalaika Trio (Russian)
Pistolera (Latin Alt Party)
Golem (Klezmer Punk)
Fidelina Pascual (Dominican Perico Ripiao)
Brooklyn Qawwali Party (Pakistani inspired Party Funk)

Soloists:
Ismail Butera with Natalia Perlaza: Epyllion (Music of the Mediteranean)
Gregory Grene 
(Celtic Roots Rock)
Albert Behar 
(Gypsy Jazz + Waltz)
Eva Salina & Peter Stan 
(Music from the Balkans)
and Gregorio Uribe (Colombian Cumbia + Vallenato)

 

Stop in during our weekly Game Socials to play multi-player co-op, strategy, and party games. The first session is structured as a game demo so you can learn the basics. In the weeks following, join the social to develop strategy and skill.

Tuesdays: Forbidden Island and Shadows Over Camelot
Wednesdays: Settlers of Catan and Carcassonne
Fridays: Wits & Wagers and King of Tokyo

 
Thursday, September 1, 2016

Free classes for all ages and experience levels. 

Bryant Park Tai Chi is provided by the Tai Chi Chuan Center and led by teachers and students who train at CK Chu Tai Chi under the direction of Jeremy Hubbell.

Classes are rain or shine.

 

Test your coordination and dexterity with free juggling lessons in the park. All skill levels are welcome to join in the fun. Equipment is provided.

 

***Happy Birthday Frank – September 1, 2016***

Frank Owens (Pianist/Arranger/Composer/Musical Director) has had a career in virtually all aspects of the music profession. His television credits include the First David Letterman Show in 1980 and It’s Showtime at the Apollo. He received a gold record for the rhythm concept of Tony Orlando and Dawn’s Tie a Yellow Ribbon ‘Round the Old Oak Tree. In addition to Tony Orlando, he has worked with a diverse array of singers including Johnny Mathis, John Denver, Chubby Checker, Petula Clark, and Lena Horne. On Broadway, Ain’t Misbehavin’ and Sophisticated Ladies. Mr. Owens hosts an open mic every Friday evening, 7:00 to 10:30pm at Margrave House, 111 W. 71st Street, New York City. 

Presented by:
Bryant Park Corporation
Sam Ash Music Stores 
Local 802 of the American Federation of Musicians
Jazz Center of New York
Music Performance Trust Fund

 

Experts from Randy Taylor Golf help you perfect your game at The Green. The first 10 minutes of each session consists of group instruction, followed by smaller group and individual instruction. Putters will be provided, but you may bring your own if you prefer.

Register at Eventbrite. Each clinic date will feature two 45-minute sessions: Session 1 starts at 6:00pm and Session 2 starts at 7:00pm. Pre-register for the session you'd like to attend, and arrive 10 minutes before your session start time to check in. Walk-in registration will begin at 6:00pm for Session 1 and 7:00pm at Session 2 if space allows.

The instruction provided is not sequential, so please register for only one session.

 

Perfect your downward dog under the trees at our 13th season of outdoor yoga classes, presented by Athleta with instructors curated by Yoga Journal. Athleta provides a colorful selection of mats - no need to bring your own.

Today's class is led by Bethany Lyons. Bethany is a powerful leader, community builder and co-founder of the only Baptiste-style yoga studio in Manhattan: Lyons Den Power Yoga. She has appeared as a yoga and fitness expert on ABC, CBS, NBC, CNN, and has been featured in Forbes, New York Magazine, US Weekly, SELF, Vanity Fair, Wall Street Journal, among many other publications. In co-founding Lyons Den Power Yoga, Bethany seeks to showcase the endless possibilities all around us and to show up in a big way for her students and in her life.

RSVP online at http://bryantparkyoga.eventbrite.com. Walk-ins are welcome as well. 

 

 

Experts from Randy Taylor Golf help you perfect your game at The Green. The first 10 minutes of each session consists of group instruction, followed by smaller group and individual instruction. Putters will be provided, but you may bring your own if you prefer.

Register at Eventbrite. Each clinic date will feature two 45-minute sessions: Session 1 starts at 6:00pm and Session 2 starts at 7:00pm. Pre-register for the session you'd like to attend, and arrive 10 minutes before your session start time to check in. Walk-in registration will begin at 6:00pm for Session 1 and 7:00pm at Session 2 if space allows.

The instruction provided is not sequential, so please register for only one session.

 

Bryant Park Presents
Shakespeare

Measure for Measure
September 1 - 17
Upper Terrace (10 performances)
Thursday, 9pm; Friday and Saturday, 7pm; Sunday, September 4, 3pm

Three of William Shakespeare’s most beloved comedies are produced by the irreverent, surprising and critically acclaimed The Drilling Company: Much Ado About Nothing, As You Like It with music by Natalie Smith, and Measure for Measure. The plays feature the greatest, funniest and noblest women of the canon—Beatrice, Rosalind and Isabella—remarkable characters who, with close connections to other women, master true love and overcome misogyny and sexual harassment. In addition, the anniversaries of William Shakespeare’s birth (452nd) and death (400th) are honored with a daylong celebration.

 
Friday, September 2, 2016

Test your coordination and dexterity with free juggling lessons in the park. All skill levels are welcome to join in the fun. Equipment is provided.

 

***Happy Birthday Frank – September 1, 2016***

Frank Owens (Pianist/Arranger/Composer/Musical Director) has had a career in virtually all aspects of the music profession. His television credits include the First David Letterman Show in 1980 and It’s Showtime at the Apollo. He received a gold record for the rhythm concept of Tony Orlando and Dawn’s Tie a Yellow Ribbon ‘Round the Old Oak Tree. In addition to Tony Orlando, he has worked with a diverse array of singers including Johnny Mathis, John Denver, Chubby Checker, Petula Clark, and Lena Horne. On Broadway, Ain’t Misbehavin’ and Sophisticated Ladies. Mr. Owens hosts an open mic every Friday evening, 7:00 to 10:30pm at Margrave House, 111 W. 71st Street, New York City. 

Presented by:
Bryant Park Corporation
Sam Ash Music Stores 
Local 802 of the American Federation of Musicians
Jazz Center of New York
Music Performance Trust Fund

 

Stop in during our weekly Game Socials to play multi-player co-op, strategy, and party games. The first session is structured as a game demo so you can learn the basics. In the weeks following, join the social to develop strategy and skill.

Tuesdays: Forbidden Island and Shadows Over Camelot
Wednesdays: Settlers of Catan and Carcassonne
Fridays: Wits & Wagers and King of Tokyo

 

Bryant Park Presents
Shakespeare

Measure for Measure
September 1 - 17
Upper Terrace (10 performances)
Thursday, 9pm; Friday and Saturday, 7pm; Sunday, September 4, 3pm

Three of William Shakespeare’s most beloved comedies are produced by the irreverent, surprising and critically acclaimed The Drilling Company: Much Ado About Nothing, As You Like It with music by Natalie Smith, and Measure for Measure. The plays feature the greatest, funniest and noblest women of the canon—Beatrice, Rosalind and Isabella—remarkable characters who, with close connections to other women, master true love and overcome misogyny and sexual harassment. In addition, the anniversaries of William Shakespeare’s birth (452nd) and death (400th) are honored with a daylong celebration.

 
Saturday, September 3, 2016

Experience the joy of movement and dance.

Free classes are led by former and current members of the internationally renowned modern dance company, Limon Dance

Open to all levels and ages.

 

Test your coordination and dexterity with free juggling lessons in the park. All skill levels are welcome to join in the fun. Equipment is provided.

 

Bryant Park Presents
Shakespeare

Measure for Measure
September 1 - 17
Upper Terrace (10 performances)
Thursday, 9pm; Friday and Saturday, 7pm; Sunday, September 4, 3pm

Three of William Shakespeare’s most beloved comedies are produced by the irreverent, surprising and critically acclaimed The Drilling Company: Much Ado About Nothing, As You Like It with music by Natalie Smith, and Measure for Measure. The plays feature the greatest, funniest and noblest women of the canon—Beatrice, Rosalind and Isabella—remarkable characters who, with close connections to other women, master true love and overcome misogyny and sexual harassment. In addition, the anniversaries of William Shakespeare’s birth (452nd) and death (400th) are honored with a daylong celebration.

 

2016 Events Brochures

Bryant Park Presents

Bryant Park Presents

Immersive and adventurous dance, theater, and music experiences, these free events are easy to access with no lines and no tickets.

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Southwest Porch

Southwest Porch

Located near the southern end of the Fountain Terrace, Southwest Porch offers all visitors the perfect spot to relax and recharge.

Sip, smile, stay for a while
Petanque

Pétanque

Pétanque is a French game of "boules" played in the park. Try your hand after a free lesson from La Boule New Yorkaise.

Learn more about Pétanque